Thursday, July 24, 2014

Spilt Milk by, Author D.K. Cassidy **Book Blast**

Within these pages you will meet an array of characters. Choices are made that will change lives. Are they right or wrong? You decide. Each brief story deliberately distills a life’s essence. Mika Sugano’s original illustrations  compliment D. K. Cassidy’s flashes of fiction, heightening these refreshing ideas and themes on the page.

Welcome to urban Gothic stories that are droll, horrific, and thought provoking.

  • ·               George, a child who collects things
  • ·              Cinderella’s stepmother in therapy
  • ·              A paraplegic finds her true life
  • ·             Caleb, unwanted, neglected, now grown
  • ·             Jared, baptized in a coffee world
  • ·         A mother lost in her torn past
  • ·         And six others
Customer Review!

5.0 out of 5 stars Spilt Milk: Refreshingly Readable & Extraordinary July 20, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Spilt Milk, as a concept, brings to my mind something that has happened, usually undesirable, and rather than spend time lamenting the loss suffered, you should use your time in more productive ways. "SPILT MILK", by D.K. Cassidy, is obviously a collection of short stories brought together under this title. Is the author sending a message to the reader, preparing you for what is to come? I would answer the question affirmatively after having read this book of short stories.

These stories are refreshingly readable and extraordinary. Each story, in its own right will hold your interest for the duration of each story. The stories have the capacity to make the reader stop, and take notice of aspects of our lives that we often take for granted. That which is mysterious, or does not give up its meaning to us in a superficial, direct way is often not dealt with at all. Quite simply, we've got more pressing things to deal with. Ultimately, this book has an expressive power that invites us to indulge ourselves in reflection, while doing what every really useful short story does, namely, require very little of our time. I have no doubt that this genre, the short story, is a good fit for these unusual stories. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Thomas Jerome Baker
**I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a fair and unbiased review


D.K. Cassidy has been scribbling stories since she was a child and loves to write in various genres including Magical Realism, Urban Gothic, Science Fiction, and Literary Fiction. She has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Washington. 

D.K. Cassidy lives in the Pacific Northwest with her greatest fans: her husband Mark, twin sons Aidan and Jared, and three cats. When not writing, she loves to travel, run, knit, use the Oxford comma, and of course read! 

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